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              The research activities in the department are targeted to two main aspects, one to modernize the research and use ultra modern technology to probe in to unknown facts in the microbiology and contribute innovative method to achieve these goals. Second, the applications of modern research for the scientific needs and to boost the agricultural technology and for large scale production of industrial products. It is also kept in our view to train and develop research skills in the youth and to make them active partners in the overall growth of the department. This in turn solves the unemployment problem and successfully we can utilize the strength of the youth.

 

Projects undertaken during the last five Years (Ongoing Projects)

Prof. M.A. Singara Charya        

Biodiversity of Macrofungi in Andhra Pradesh: Applications in paper and pulp industries for biobleaching and biopulping (MOEF 15.5 lakhs)


Prof. S. Girisham

 Incidence, toxicology and management of mycotoxigenic Penicillia in foods and feeds (UGC 12.5 lakhs)

 

Dr. Srinivas Munjam                     

Strain improvement strategies in anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria for enhancement of bio-fuel (H2) production (DBT-SERB 22.3 lakhs)

 

Dr. P. Venkataiah                            

Genetic transformation of Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) with AtNPR1 gene and evaluation of transgenic plants for broad- spectrum disease resistance (DBT 43.0 lakhs)

Genetic transformation of Chickpea (Cicer arietium L) with difensin (Rs-AFP2) Gene and evaluation of the transgenic plants for resistance to Fusarium (DAE-BRNS 24.0 lakhs)


Dr. T. Raja Komuraiah                   

Diversity of microbial population from underground coal- mine soils of Andhra Pradesh, India (DST-SERB 21.5 lakhs)

Diversity of Antibiotic Producing Novel Strains of Actinomycetes from Municipal Waste Compost of Andhra Pradesh India (DST-SERB 32.2 lakhs)
 

24. Completed Projects

Prof. M.A. Singara Charya

Optimization of ethanol production by agro wastes.(in collaboration with NIT, Rourkela) (DBT 20.0 lakhs)                          

Production, optimization and characterization of β-glucans from Phyllotopsis nidulans in submerge cultivation for their antimicrobial and antioxidant properties (UGC 9.7 lakhs)

Production and characterization of lignin peroxidase by white rot fungi for industrial applications (U.G.C 7.0 lakhs) (B.S.R., Single grant)

             

Prof. S. Girisham               

Biodiversity of Thermorphillic fungi and their Biological Applications (UGC 8.5 lakhs)

Dr. Srinivas Munjam

Biomass and bio-energy (H2) production by Anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria; an alternative energy source (UGC 12.0 lakhs)

 

Dr. P. Venkataiah

Genetic transformation of Chilli Pepper (Capsicum annunum L.) with chitinase gene for fungal disease resistance (UGC 9.7 lakhs)

 

Dr. E. Sujatha                                  

Isolation, screening, optimization and strain improvement of thermophilic fungi for cellulase production (UGC 10.5 lakhs)

 

Dr. T. Rajakomuraiah         

Assessment of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and other microbial association from rhizosphere soils of  Bt- cotton and non-Bt-cotton fields of Godavari belt (UGC 11.5 lakhs)

   

Department Projects

  1. Exploration of Microbial diversity for biotechnological applications. UGC-SAP (DRS)
  1. Exploration and conservation of industrially important microorganisms from extreme environments of A.P. (DST-FIST)

  

Patent Filed

Shyam Prasad, G.,S.Girisham, and S.M.Reddy 2012   “A Microbial transformation process for synthesis of fenofibric acid from fenofibrate Application No.11/CHE/2012 A .The Patent Office Journal 13/01/2012

 

Major Areas of Research

Microbial diversity; Biosystematics

Biofertilizers : VAM Technology

Microbial technology

Bio fuels ; Hydrogen ,Ethanol

Industrial enzymes: laccases, proteases, lipases, amylases

Environmental Microbiology: Biodegradation of dyes

Mycotoxicology

Post harvest diseases

Plant Molecular Biology, Molecular Plant Pathology

Medical Microbiology: dermatophytes ,TB ,HIV,CPOD

Fresh water microbiology: Potable water

Biotransformations

Thermophiles –Thermostable enzymes

 

Research Collaborations

Forest Department, Govt. of A P

NTR Health University, A P

NTH Co., Japan

Global Hospitals, Hyderabad

A P Rayon Govt., of A P

National Institute of Technology, Rourkee

National Institute of Technology, Warangal

EPTRI, Hyderabad

P.G/Ph. D’s awarded (last 5 years)

Degree

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

M. Sc

33

33

33

33

33

Ph. D

09

01

03

05

03

 

Research scholars working presently


Sl. No

 

Name of the Scholar

 

Designation

 

Funding agency

 

1

Dr.  A.Suresh

PDF

UGC

2

Dr. V. Koteswera Rao

PDF

UGC

3

K. Rajya Laxmi

Project Fellow

SAP-UGC

4

K. Jyoti Rani

Project Fellow

UGC

5

S. Santhosh Kumar

Project Fellow

UGC

6

B. Samatha

BSR- Project Fellow

UGC

7

B. Rajitha

Part time

   --

8

A. Shanthi Priya

RGNF

UGC

9

G. Krishna                        

Project Fellow

MoEF

10

P. Bhanu Prakash

Project Fellow

DBT

11

G.Venkatesham               

Project Fellow

DBT

12

K. Sarika                        

Project Fellow

DST-SERB

13

T. Gangadher                    

Project Fellow

DST-SERB

14

D.Suvarchala                 

Project Fellow

DST-SERB

15

S. Suman Kalyan

Project Fellow

DAR-BRNS

 

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Holders

  1. A. Suresh                                PDF                 SC
  2. V. Koteswer Rao                    PDF                 ST
  3. A. Shanthi Priya                      JRF                  ST
  4. T. Ramakrishna                       JRF                  ST
  5. G. Ravi                                    JRF                  PH

 

Ph. D awardees

 
   

         Sl. No   Awardees                                        Year        Supervisor    

1.     P. Pavan Kumar                                 1999         Prof. S. Ram Reddy

2.     D. Vijya laxmi                                    1999         Prof. M.A. Singara Charya

3.     MD. Rafiyuddin                                1999         Prof. S.Girisham   

4.     M. Sheshagiri Rao                              2000         Prof. S. Ram Reddy

5.     Srinivas Munjam                                2001         Prof. S.M. Reddy

6.     E. Sujatha                                           2001         Prof. S. Girisham 

7.     D. Vasavi                                           2002         Prof. S. Girisham 

8.     T. Sivaram                                          2003         Prof. A. Subramanyam

9.     D. Rama krishna                                 2004         Prof. M..A. Singara Charya        

10.   B. S Anuradha                                   2005         Prof. S. Ram Reddy

11.   T. Raja Komuraiah                             2005         Prof. S.M. Reddy

12.   V. Sumana                                          2005         Prof. M.A. Singara Charya      

13.   K. Rajeshwar Reddy                          2005         Prof. S. Ram Reddy

14.   K. Narasimha Rao                              2006         Prof. S. Girisham   

15.   J. Malathi                                            2006         Prof. S. Ram Reddy

16.   G. Shyam Prasad                                2007         Prof. S. Girisham 

17.   G. Renuka                                          2007         Prof. S. Ram Reddy

18.   N. Kishore                                          2007         Prof. S. Ram Reddy

19.   B. Sreedevi                                         2007         Prof. S. Ram Reddy

20.   M.  Lalitha Mary                                2008         Prof. S. Ram Reddy

21.   B. Vasu                                              2008         Prof. M.A. Singara Charya

22.   A. Suryam                                          2008         Prof. M.A. Singara Charya

23.   B.V. Gopinath                                    2010         Prof. M.A. Singara Charya

24.   Supriya Sarkar                                    2010         Prof. S. Girisham

25.   Jayaprakash Goud                              2010         Prof. M.A. Singara Charya

26.   Zeenath Shaheen                                2010         Prof. M.A. Singara Charya

27.   B. Krishna                                          2010         Prof. M.A. Singara Charya

28.   K. Subhash Pawar                              2010         Prof. S. Ram Reddy

29.   Pallavi Pogaku                                    2010         Prof. S. Ram Reddy

30.   A. Suresh                                            2010         Prof. S. Ram Reddy

31.   Shilpa Penugonda                              2010         Prof. S. Girisham

32.   R. Ranjith Kumar                               2011         Prof. S. Girisham

33.   P. Srinivas                                          2012         Prof. S. Ram Reddy

34.  V. Koteswer Rao                                2012        Prof. S. Girisham

35.  V. Praveen Kumar                              2012         Prof. S. Ram Reddy

36.  G. Srujana                                           2013         Dr. V. Krishna Reddy

37.  A. Venugopal Reddy                         2013         Dr. V. Krishna Reddy

38.  B. Sreedevi                                         2013         Prof. M.A. Singara Charya

39.  B.Sreelatha                                         2012         Prof. S. Girisham

40.  S. Jeevan Chandra                              2013         Prof. S. Ram Reddy

41.  SVSSSL Himabindhu N                    2014         Prof. M.A. Singara Charya     

42.  M. Ram Prasad                                   2014         Prof. M.A. Singara Charya    

43.  P. Shiva Krishna                                 2014         Prof. M.A. Singara Charya